US9723360B2 - Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services - Google Patents

Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US9723360B2
US9723360B2 US12/942,835 US94283510A US9723360B2 US 9723360 B2 US9723360 B2 US 9723360B2 US 94283510 A US94283510 A US 94283510A US 9723360 B2 US9723360 B2 US 9723360B2
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
plurality
questionnaires
receiver
different
tdos
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Active
Application number
US12/942,835
Other versions
US20110246488A1 (en
Inventor
Mark Eyer
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Saturn Licensing LLC
Original Assignee
Saturn Licensing LLC
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Priority to US31987310P priority Critical
Application filed by Saturn Licensing LLC filed Critical Saturn Licensing LLC
Assigned to SONY CORPORATION reassignment SONY CORPORATION ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: EYER, MARK
Priority to US12/942,835 priority patent/US9723360B2/en
Publication of US20110246488A1 publication Critical patent/US20110246488A1/en
Assigned to SATURN LICENSING LLC reassignment SATURN LICENSING LLC ASSIGNMENT OF THE ENTIRE INTEREST SUBJECT TO AN AGREEMENT RECITED IN THE DOCUMENT Assignors: SONY CORPORATION
Publication of US9723360B2 publication Critical patent/US9723360B2/en
Application granted granted Critical
Application status is Active legal-status Critical
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/47End-user applications
    • H04N21/475End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. personal identification number [PIN], preference data
    • H04N21/4758End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. personal identification number [PIN], preference data for providing answers, e.g. voting
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F16/00Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
    • G06F16/90Details of database functions independent of the retrieved data types
    • G06F16/95Retrieval from the web
    • G06F16/953Querying, e.g. by the use of web search engines
    • G06F16/9535Search customisation based on user profiles and personalisation
    • G06F17/30867
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G06Q30/00Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
    • G06Q30/02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G06Q30/00Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
    • G06Q30/02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
    • G06Q30/0202Market predictions or demand forecasting
    • G06Q30/0203Market surveys or market polls
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network, synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
    • H04N21/442Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed, the storage space available from the internal hard disk
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G06Q30/00Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
    • G06Q30/02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
    • G06Q30/0202Market predictions or demand forecasting
    • G06Q30/0204Market segmentation

Abstract

A digital broadcast receiver has a storage device and a processing device. The storage device is configured to store a questionnaire received from at least one service provider of a digital broadcast system, and answers to the questionnaire. The questionnaire comprises a data structure common to at least two service providers. The processing device is configured to manipulate the questionnaire and answers. The questionnaire pertains to viewer preferences, demographics, and interests (PDI) information.

Description

RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application claims priority to provisional patent application Ser. No. 61/319,873 filed Apr. 1, 2010.

TECHNICAL FIELD

Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of communication systems, in particular profiles for advanced broadcast services.

BACKGROUND

Traditional media distribution systems such as broadcasting lack the ability to profile consumer preferences in order to provide customized media content. For example, such customized media content may include targeted advertising or marketing material of specific interest to the particular viewer.

Furthermore, viewers may not be interested in some media content. For example, some content is suitable for viewers living in a certain geographic area and not suitable for viewers living in a different area. Another example is that some viewers may be more interested in certain topic or genre areas such as sports broadcasting while others prefer programs of a different type, such as cooking shows.

Currently, there are no standards for allowing a viewer to customize their viewing preferences with respect to the content and services they receive. Current systems typically filter out program content based on viewer preference settings established in the receiver by the manufacturer of that receiver, with no input from the service provider as to the types of filtering criteria that might be suitable for the particular service. Furthermore, service providers do not have access to the viewer preference settings and thus are not able to directly tailor the user's experience of the service based on those settings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Embodiments of the present invention are illustrated by way of example, and not by way of limitation, in the figures of the accompanying drawings and in which:

FIG. 1 is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a digital broadcasting system.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a receiver.

FIG. 3A is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a receiver receiving triggered declarative objects (TDOs).

FIG. 3B is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a receiver receiving non-real time (NRT) triggered declarative objects (TDOs).

FIG. 4 is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a receiver receiving non-real time (NRT) content.

FIG. 5 is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a system for storing and manipulating a PDI questionnaire in a receiver.

FIG. 6 is a flow diagram illustrating one embodiment of a system for filtering content based on answers to a PDI questionnaire in a receiver.

FIG. 7 is a flow diagram illustrating one embodiment of a method for downloading selected content at a receiver.

FIG. 8 is a flow diagram illustrating one embodiment of a method for executing a triggered declarative object (TDO) script based on answers to a PDI questionnaire in a receiver.

FIG. 9 is a flow diagram illustrating one embodiment of a method for receiving a PDI questionnaire and manipulating answers to the PDI questionnaire at a receiver.

FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating one embodiment of a data structure of PDI questions.

FIG. 11 is a diagram illustrating one embodiment of a data structure of PDI answers.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Described herein is a digital broadcast receiver. The digital broadcast receiver has a storage device and a processing device. The storage device is configured to store a questionnaire received from at least one service provider of a digital broadcast system, and answers to the questionnaire. The processing device is configured to manipulate data received from the at least one service provider based on answers to the questionnaire. In one embodiment, the questionnaire includes a viewer preferences, demographics, and interests (PDI) container.

FIG. 1 is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a digital television service system 100. A broadcast system 102 receives content from service providers 108. Service providers 108 may include content distributors such as television network operators. Broadcast system 102 transmits content to an electronic device 104 such as a receiver over a wired and/or wireless medium (cable, satellite, over the air, Internet, or other forms of data transmission).

In one embodiment, the content broadcasted includes one or more of the following: non-real-time (NRT) content, real-time or linear content, metadata associated with content, a questionnaire, and triggered declarative objects (TDOs).

NRT content includes NRT services that are delivered faster or slower than real-time. In one embodiment, NRT content formats include audio/video but also can be audio-only or can be websites that can be displayed by a web browser. For example, descriptions of available NRT content can be described to the user. The user can select from a list of NRT content for later download. The user can also navigate and select from among previously downloaded content which to view.

Another NRT service features a “push” NRT service wherein the user is offered request-based content. The user may choose to have the receiver automatically update content associated with a service. For such chosen services, the receiver caches service-related content and automatically updates files as new versions are made available. When the user returns to a requested “push” service, content that has been preloaded is displayed.

Metadata associated with content describes the available content and services.

A questionnaire can allow users to specify various information about themselves that can allow the receiver to tailor advanced services based on the users' individual interests and preferences. In one embodiment, the questionnaire includes a data structure having a standardized format of preferences, demographics, and/or interests (PDIs) common to one or more service providers. For example, the format of the questionnaire would consist of questions, each with an answer in a predefined format. Possible answer formats could include yes/no or true/false, text string (with maximum length), multiple choice, integer (with range limits), checklist, among others. FIG. 10 illustrates an example of a format and data structure of an example PDI questionnaire.

TDOs are downloadable objects created by a content creator or service provider. In one embodiment, TDOs consist of declarative content (scripts, text, and graphics) whose function and behavior are tied in some way to the television programming they accompany. For example, a TDO may be designed to collect viewer response data such as voting on a game show or contest.

In one embodiment, electronic device 104 may be included in a set top box or as part of a display device such as a display panel (e.g. television). Electronic device 104 includes a signal processing device 106 configured to process content received from broadcast system 102 as further described below. In one embodiment, signal processing device 106 includes a processor capable of handling services broadcast according to Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standards.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a digital broadcast receiver 200 designed to receive both real-time television broadcasts and NRT content. Receiver 200 includes a tuner/demodulator 202, a demultiplexer 204, an audio/video decoder 206, a processing device 208, and a storage device 210.

Tuner 202 receives a modulated RF input signal, tunes and demodulates the signal to produce an output transport stream. Demultiplexer 204 demultiplexes the stream to produce data to processing device 208. In the case of conventional real-time (linear) TV content, audio and video packets from tuner/demodulator 202 are supplied, via demultiplexer 204, to A/V decoder 206 for decoding. A/V decoder 206 supplies an audio output signal and a video output signal to a TV's audio and video circuit (not shown).

Content including audio/video, PDI questionnaires, NRT files, metadata, and TDOs received at demultiplexer 204 is routed via processing device 208 to storage device 210. In one embodiment, storage device 210 stores PDI questionnaire 212, answers to PDI questionnaire 216, and content and metadata 214. In one embodiment, PDI questionnaire 212 is a downloadable questionnaire generated by at least one service provider having a standardized data structure.

Storage device 210 may include a disc drive, a non-volatile memory, or any other types of data storage device. When a user instructs the system to play a selected item of NRT content, that content is then processed by processing device 208 and demultiplexed by demultiplexer 204 to provide audio and video packets to A/V decoder 206 to be eventually presented to the user.

FIG. 3A is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a receiver 300A receiving triggered declarative objects (TDOs). As previously discussed, TDOs are downloadable objects configured to interact with a user to enhance his/her viewing experience. A user may be notified that an enhanced (interactive) experience is being offered and accompanies a given program.

In one example, a user viewing a financial network program may be offered by a Stock Portfolio TDO to view his/her personalized stock when metadata associated with the financial network program indicates that screen space is available. The user may initialize the Stock Portfolio TDO with a list of stocks of interest.

In another example, a Favorite Driver Watch TDO is offered to a viewer watching a televised car race. The Favorite Driver Watch TDO enhances the viewer experience by displaying a thumbnail photo of the driver, his current speed, RPM, and position in the race. The Favorite Driver Watch TDO disappears from view during advertising spots and whenever racing is suspended or complete.

In yet another example, a Voting TDO can be used to capture viewer input while watching a talent contest. The Voting TDO is activated to allow a viewer to vote on a singer's performance.

TDO 308 (scripts and associated assets such as graphics, text, audio files, HTML, etc. . . . ) may be stored in storage device 306. Processing device 302 executes an operation of the TDO 308 with a TDO engine 304. For example, processing device 302 executes a script of Stock Portfolio TDO to display a list of stocks of interests to a viewer when the viewer is watching a financial program on a network with metadata indicating available screen space.

Storage device 306 also includes PDI questionnaire 309 and PDI answers 310. PDI answers 310 contain answers to the questionnaire in PDI questionnaire 309. The PDI questionnaire and answers may be in a standardized data structure format common to various service providers.

In one embodiment, TDO 308 access PDI answers 310 through an Application Programming Interface (API) and exhibits actions and behaviors conditionally based on responses recorded in PDI answers 310. A script in TDO 308 could, for example, create one user experience if the age of the oldest TV-watching member of the household is 35 or less and a different experience otherwise. Different user experiences can include display of different text or graphics, branching to different audio/video content, and including different choices in a list.

In another embodiment, selected content 312 from the TDO 308 in response to the answers of PDI answers 310 may be stored within storage device 306.

FIG. 3B is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a receiver 300B receiving non-real time (NRT) triggered declarative objects (TDOs). Similarly, processing device 302 executes a script from NRT TDO 314 with a NRT TDO engine 305. For example, NRT TDO 314 includes all the functionality of a regular TDO 308 and in addition may include references to NRT content and hyperlinks that, if taken, cause the receiver to set up a future download of an NRT content item, and/or hyperlinks that allow playback of previously downloaded content.

In one embodiment, the script in NRT TDO 314 accesses PDI questionnaire 309 and PDI answers 310 through an Application Programming Interface (API) and behaves based on PDI answers 310. For example, a script in a NRT TDO 314 could offer the viewer the choice to select and purchase a baseball game program for a particular team based the user's favorite team as specified in PDI answers 310.

FIG. 4 is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a receiver 400 receiving non-real time (NRT) content. Processing device 408 filters content without use of TDOs according to PDI answers 404 to PDI questionnaire 403 with content filter/matching engine 412. For example, processing device 408 matches a local advertisement based on a geographic region of the viewer as specified in his/her PDI answers 404.

In one embodiment, processing device 408 filters and stores NRT content of interest 416 based on the interest of the viewer. For example, movie previews or trailers matching the preference (action, drama, comedy, etc. . . . ) of the viewer as set forth in PDI answers 404 are stored in storage device 414.

In another embodiment, processing device 408 filters and stores received NRT content using metadata associated with the NRT content.

FIG. 5 is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a system for storing and manipulating PDI questionnaires in a receiver. A service provider 502 generates a PDI questionnaire 504 that is transmitted to a receiver 520. An API for PDI manipulation 510 allows for receiver 520 to store the PDI questionnaire 504 in storage device 512. A user/viewer is able to generate, update, and delete PDI answers 516 to PDI questionnaire 514 via PDI manipulation application 518. In one example, PDI manipulation application 518 takes the form of a set up screen on a display device coupled to receiver 520.

In another embodiment, a web browser 506 of receiver 520 includes a PDI script 508 configured to write and generate PDI answers 516 to the PDI questionnaire 504.

FIG. 6 is a block diagram illustrating one embodiment of a system for filtering content based on answers to a PDI questionnaire in a receiver. Service provider 502 distributes contents 604. Receiver 606 captures, matches, or filters contents 604 based on PDI answers 516. Content of interest 610 (e.g. content that matches the preferences of the viewer as specified in PDI answers 516) can be stored in storage device 512.

FIG. 7 is a flow diagram 700 illustrating one embodiment of a method for downloading selected content at a receiver. At 702, a receiver receives metadata descriptive of an associated content item. At 704, the receiver filters metadata based on PDI answers. At 706, the receiver offers the viewer the option to download content based on the matched PDI answers. For example, the receiver can filter or prioritize NRT content based on PDI responses. At 708, the viewer selects and downloads the selected content. In another embodiment, the selected content may be set to be downloaded at a future time (e.g. overnight). At 710, the selected content is stored in a storage device of the receiver.

FIG. 8 is a flow diagram 800 illustrating one embodiment of a method for executing scripts in triggered declarative objects (TDOs) based on answers to a PDI questionnaire in a receiver. At 802, a TDO accesses PDI answers via an API. At 804, the processing device of the receiver executes the TDO script, which contains conditional branching or other logic to alter its behavior based on the PDI answers (e.g. displaying the telephone number of a local merchant on the screen).

Once downloaded and executed, TDOs access metadata and triggers to support their expected functionality and to time their behavior based on events within the program they accompany. Metadata for TDOs can be received in various ways (for example, via broadcast stream or the Internet). The receiver routes metadata to an active TDO.

Metadata and triggers drive TDO behavior in whatever way the author of the TDO intended. For example, metadata within a trigger can specify whether or not there is any available real estate on a screen at the current time, can cause a TDO to sleep or quit, and can initiate any desired action (including a change in appearance).

FIG. 9 is a flow diagram 900 illustrating one embodiment of a method for receiving a PDI questionnaire and manipulating answers to the PDI questionnaire at a receiver. At 902, a user accesses a set-up or preference screen with a receiver. The receiver determines whether a PDI questionnaire is available at 904. If the receiver does not currently have a PDI questionnaire in storage, the receiver downloads at least one PDI questionnaire at 912.

At 906, PDI questions from the PDI questionnaire are displayed to the user. At 908, the user inputs answers in response to the PDI questions. At 910, the PDI answers are stored in a storage device of the receiver.

FIG. 10 is an illustration of an example of an XML format for representation of PDI questions. FIG. 11 is an illustration of an example of an XML format for PDI answers. As illustrated in FIGS. 10 and 11, standardization of preferences, demographics, and interests (PDIs) involve definition of a standard format for a downloadable questionnaire. The format of the questionnaire might consist of questions, each with an answer in a predefined format. Possible reply formats could include yes/no or true/false, text string (with maximum length), multiple choice, integer (with range limits), checklist, etc.

The multiple choice reply format would allow the user to select from among a fixed number of identified choices. As an example, a query string could be “How often do you enjoy camping outdoors?” The corresponding multiple choice answer might include the possibilities “Never,” “Sometimes,” “Occasionally,” and “Regularly.”

The checklist reply format allows a user to provide a yes/no response to a number of different small items. For example, the query string might be “Which of the following sports do you follow?” The checklist might include football, basketball, soccer, rugby, hockey and baseball. Each of the items in the checklist may be selected or not selected. As previously discussed, access by receiver applications and TDOs to the PDI answers are made available via an API.

In the above description, numerous details are set forth. It will be apparent, however, to one skilled in the art, that the present invention may be practiced without these specific details. In some instances, well-known structures and devices are shown in block diagram form, rather than in detail, in order to avoid obscuring the present invention.

Some portions of the detailed descriptions above are presented in terms of algorithms and symbolic representations of operations on data bits within a computer memory. These algorithmic descriptions and representations are the means used by those skilled in the data processing arts to most effectively convey the substance of their work to others skilled in the art. An algorithm is here, and generally, conceived to be a self-consistent sequence of steps leading to a desired result. The steps are those requiring physical manipulations of physical quantities. Usually, though not necessarily, these quantities take the form of electrical or magnetic signals capable of being stored, transferred, combined, compared, and otherwise manipulated. It has proven convenient at times, principally for reasons of common usage, to refer to these signals as bits, values, elements, symbols, characters, terms, numbers, or the like.

It should be borne in mind, however, that all of these and similar terms are to be associated with the appropriate physical quantities and are merely convenient labels applied to these quantities. Unless specifically stated otherwise as apparent from the following discussion, it is appreciated that throughout the description, discussions utilizing terms such as “processing” or “computing” or “forming” or “determining” or the like, refer to the action and processes of a computer system, or similar electronic computing device, that manipulates and transforms data represented as physical (electronic) quantities within the computer system's registers and memories into other data similarly represented as physical quantities within the computer system memories or registers or other such information storage, transmission or display devices.

The present invention also relates to apparatus for performing the operations herein. This apparatus may be specially constructed for the required purposes, or it may comprise a general purpose computer selectively activated or reconfigured by a computer program stored in the computer. Such a computer program may be stored in a computer readable storage medium, such as, but is not limited to, any type of disk including optical disks, CD-ROMs, and magnetic-optical disks, read-only memories (ROMs), random access memories (RAMs), EPROMs, EEPROMs, magnetic or optical cards, or any type of media suitable for storing electronic instructions, and each coupled to a computer system bus.

The algorithms and displays presented herein are not inherently related to any particular computer or other apparatus. Various general purpose systems may be used with programs in accordance with the teachings herein, or it may prove convenient to construct more specialized apparatus to perform the required method steps. The required structure for a variety of these systems will appear from the description below. In addition, the present invention is not described with reference to any particular programming language. It will be appreciated that a variety of programming languages may be used to implement the teachings of the invention as described herein.

It is to be understood that the above description is intended to be illustrative, and not restrictive. Many other embodiments will be apparent to those of skill in the art upon reading and understanding the above description. The scope of the invention should, therefore, be determined with reference to the appended claims, along with the full scope of equivalents to which such claims are entitled.

Claims (36)

What is claimed is:
1. A computer-implemented method for a digital broadcast system, the method comprising:
receiving and storing, by circuitry of a receiver, a plurality of questionnaires, each of the plurality of questionnaires being associated with, and broadcast over-the-air by, a different one of a plurality of service providers of the digital broadcast system, wherein each of the plurality of questionnaires comprises a data structure common to the plurality of service providers;
acquiring answers to the plurality of questionnaires;
storing the acquired answers to the plurality of questionnaires in a memory of the receiver;
downloading a plurality of different triggered declarative objects (TDOs) associated with the plurality of service providers;
executing one of the plurality of different TDOs; and
interfacing, by the circuitry, a script in the one of the plurality of different TDOs with at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires via an Application Programming Interface (API) implemented at the receiver, the API being configured to interface scripts in the plurality of different TDOs with the at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires, each of the different TDOs being associated with a different one of the plurality of service providers, wherein
the one of the plurality of the different TDOs includes the script which is configured to perform a function conditioned on the at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires stored in the memory of the receiver.
2. The computer-implemented method of claim 1, wherein the plurality of questionnaires pertain to preferences, demographics, and interests (PDI) information.
3. The computer-implemented method of claim 2, wherein each of the plurality of questionnaires comprises a data structure defined as an XML schema that is common to the plurality of service providers.
4. The computer-implemented method of claim 1, further comprising:
receiving content from one of the plurality of service providers; and
filtering the content received from the one of the plurality of service providers based on an answer to one of the plurality of questionnaires, wherein
the content and the one of the plurality of questionnaires are broadcast in a digital television broadcast stream by the one of the plurality of service providers.
5. The computer-implemented method of claim 4, wherein the content includes non-real time (NRT) data.
6. The computer-implemented method of claim 1, further comprising:
receiving metadata from one of the plurality of service providers;
matching the metadata based on an answer to one of the plurality of questionnaires;
offering content associated with the matched metadata;
downloading a selected offered content associated with the matched metadata; and
storing the downloaded content in the receiver.
7. The computer-implemented method of claim 1, further comprising:
interfacing the one of the plurality of different TDOs with questions from at least one of the plurality of questionnaires and any answers to the at least one of the plurality of questionnaires via the API implemented at the receiver.
8. The computer-implemented method of claim 7, wherein the one of the plurality of different TDOs comprises the script and data associated with the script.
9. The computer-implemented method of claim 8, wherein the script comprises behaviors conditioned on the at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires at the receiver.
10. The computer-implemented method of claim 8, wherein the one of the plurality of different TDOs comprises a non-real time (NRT) TDO.
11. The computer-implemented method of claim 1, further comprising:
processing questions from at least one of the plurality of questionnaires; and
editing the answers to the at least one of the plurality of questionnaires with a manipulation application at the receiver.
12. The computer-implemented method of claim 1, wherein each answer to a question included in the plurality of questionnaires is stored in association with a question identifier of the respective question.
13. The computer-implemented method of claim 1, wherein execution of the one of the plurality of different TDOs is synchronized with real-time content broadcast over-the-air.
14. The computer-implemented method of claim 1, wherein the step of downloading comprises:
downloading, by the circuitry, the one of the plurality of different TDOs while a broadcast stream from one of the plurality of service providers is being decoded by the circuitry for display to a user.
15. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, having instructions stored therein, which when executed, cause a computer system to perform a method comprising:
receiving and storing, at a receiver, a plurality of questionnaires, each of the plurality of questionnaires being associated with, and broadcast over-the-air by, a different one of a plurality of service providers of the digital broadcast system, wherein each of the plurality of questionnaires comprises a data structure common to the plurality of service providers;
acquiring answers to the plurality of questionnaires;
storing the answers to the plurality of questionnaires in a memory of the receiver;
downloading a plurality of different triggered declarative objects (TDOs) associated with the plurality of service providers;
executing one of the plurality of TDOS; and
interfacing a script in the one of the plurality of different TDOs with at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires via an Application Programming Interface (API) implemented at the receiver, the API being configured to interface scripts in the plurality of different TDOs with the at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires, each of the different TDOs being associated with a different one of the plurality of service providers, wherein
the one of the plurality of different TDOs includes the script which is configured to perform a function conditioned on the at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires stored in the memory of the receiver.
16. The non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of claim 15, wherein the plurality of questionnaires pertain to preferences, demographics, and interests (PDI) information.
17. The non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of claim 16, wherein each of the plurality of questionnaires comprises a data structure defined as an XML schema common to the plurality of service providers.
18. The non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of claim 15, wherein the method further comprises:
receiving content from one of the plurality of service providers; and
filtering the content received from the one of the plurality of service providers based on an answer to one of the plurality of questionnaires, wherein
the content and the one of the plurality of questionnaires are broadcast in a digital television broadcast stream by the one of the plurality of service providers.
19. The non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of claim 18, wherein the content includes non-real time (NRT) data.
20. The non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of claim 15, wherein the method further comprises:
receiving metadata from one of the plurality of service providers;
matching the metadata based on an answer to one of the plurality of questionnaires;
offering content associated with the matched metadata;
downloading a selected offered content associated with the matched metadata; and
storing the downloaded content in the receiver.
21. The non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of claim 15, wherein the method further comprises:
interfacing the one of the plurality of different TDOs with questions from at least one of the plurality of questionnaires and the answers to the at least one of the plurality of questionnaires via the API implemented at the receiver.
22. The non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of claim 21, wherein the one of the plurality of different TDOs comprises the script and data associated with the script.
23. The non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of claim 22, wherein the script comprises behaviors conditioned on the at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires at the receiver.
24. The non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of claim 21, wherein the one of the plurality of different TDOs comprises a non-real time (NRT) TDO.
25. The non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of claim 15, wherein the method further comprises:
processing questions from at least one of the plurality of questionnaires; and
editing the answers to the at least one of the plurality of questionnaires with a manipulation application at the receiver.
26. A digital broadcast receiver, comprising:
a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to store a plurality of questionnaires, each of the plurality of questionnaires being associated with, and broadcast over-the-air by, a different one of a plurality of service providers of a digital broadcast system and each of the plurality of questionnaires comprising a data structure common to the plurality of service providers, and to store answers to the plurality of questionnaires; and
circuitry coupled to the non-transitory computer-readable medium and configured
to download a plurality of different triggered declarative objects (TDOs) associated with the plurality of service providers;
to execute one of the plurality of different TDOs; and
to interface a script of the one of the plurality of different TDOs with at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires via an Application Programming Interface (API) implemented at the receiver, the API being configured to interface the plurality of different TDOs with the at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires, each of the different TDOs being associated with a different one of the plurality of service providers, wherein
the one of the plurality of TDOs includes the script which is configured to perform a function conditioned on the at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires stored in the memory of the receiver.
27. The digital broadcast receiver of claim 26, wherein the plurality of questionnaires pertain to preferences, demographics, and interests (PDI) information.
28. The digital broadcast receiver of claim 27, wherein each of the plurality of questionnaires comprises a data structure defined as an XML schema common to the plurality of service providers.
29. The digital broadcast receiver of claim 26, wherein the circuitry is further configured
to receive content from one of the plurality of service providers, and
to filter the content received from the one of the plurality of service providers based on an answer to one of the plurality of questionnaires, wherein
the content and the one of the plurality of questionnaires are broadcast in a digital television broadcast stream by the one of the plurality of service providers.
30. The digital broadcast receiver of claim 29, wherein the content includes non-real time (NRT) data.
31. The digital broadcast receiver of claim 26, wherein the circuitry is further configured
to receive metadata from one of the plurality of service providers,
to match the metadata based on an answer to one of the plurality of questionnaires,
to offer content associated with the matched metadata,
to download a selected offered content associated with the matched metadata, and
to store the downloaded content in the receiver.
32. The digital broadcast receiver of claim 26, wherein the circuitry is further configured
to interface the one of the plurality of different TDOs with questions from at least one of the plurality of questionnaires and the answers to the at least one of the plurality of questionnaires via the API implemented at the receiver.
33. The digital broadcast receiver of claim 32, wherein the one of the plurality of different TDOs comprises the script and data associated with the script.
34. The digital broadcast receiver of claim 33, wherein the script comprises behaviors conditioned on the at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires at the receiver.
35. The digital broadcast receiver of claim 33, wherein the one of the plurality of different TDOs comprises a non-real time (NRT) TDO.
36. The digital broadcast receiver of claim 26 wherein the circuitry is further configured
to process questions from at least one of the plurality of questionnaires, and
to edit the answers to the at least one of the plurality of questionnaires with a manipulation application at the receiver.
US12/942,835 2010-04-01 2010-11-09 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services Active US9723360B2 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US31987310P true 2010-04-01 2010-04-01
US12/942,835 US9723360B2 (en) 2010-04-01 2010-11-09 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services

Applications Claiming Priority (12)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US12/942,835 US9723360B2 (en) 2010-04-01 2010-11-09 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
KR1020147022813A KR20140108598A (en) 2010-04-01 2011-02-03 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
KR1020137015827A KR101421996B1 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-02-03 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
KR1020137028918A KR101464639B1 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-02-03 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
MX2012010599A MX2012010599A (en) 2010-04-01 2011-02-03 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services.
PCT/US2011/023629 WO2011123186A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-02-03 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
CN201180015323.2A CN102823162B (en) 2010-04-01 2011-02-03 Interest and demographic data for advanced broadcast service profile
CA2794918A CA2794918A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-02-03 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
EP11763189.5A EP2553844A4 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-02-03 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
KR1020117003737A KR101471147B1 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-02-03 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
US13/841,343 US20130205327A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2013-03-15 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
US15/637,594 US20170303004A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2017-06-29 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services

Related Child Applications (2)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US13/841,343 Continuation US20130205327A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2013-03-15 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
US15/637,594 Continuation US20170303004A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2017-06-29 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services

Publications (2)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20110246488A1 US20110246488A1 (en) 2011-10-06
US9723360B2 true US9723360B2 (en) 2017-08-01

Family

ID=44710863

Family Applications (3)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US12/942,835 Active US9723360B2 (en) 2010-04-01 2010-11-09 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
US13/841,343 Pending US20130205327A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2013-03-15 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
US15/637,594 Pending US20170303004A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2017-06-29 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services

Family Applications After (2)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US13/841,343 Pending US20130205327A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2013-03-15 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
US15/637,594 Pending US20170303004A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2017-06-29 Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services

Country Status (7)

Country Link
US (3) US9723360B2 (en)
EP (1) EP2553844A4 (en)
KR (4) KR101421996B1 (en)
CN (1) CN102823162B (en)
CA (1) CA2794918A1 (en)
MX (1) MX2012010599A (en)
WO (1) WO2011123186A1 (en)

Families Citing this family (65)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US8705933B2 (en) 2009-09-25 2014-04-22 Sony Corporation Video bookmarking
US8730301B2 (en) 2010-03-12 2014-05-20 Sony Corporation Service linkage to caption disparity data transport
US9723360B2 (en) 2010-04-01 2017-08-01 Saturn Licensing Llc Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
US8863171B2 (en) 2010-06-14 2014-10-14 Sony Corporation Announcement of program synchronized triggered declarative objects
US8898723B2 (en) 2010-08-20 2014-11-25 Sony Corporation Virtual channel declarative script binding
US8909694B2 (en) 2010-08-27 2014-12-09 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and transmission and reception system
US8875169B2 (en) 2010-08-27 2014-10-28 Sony Corporation Transmission and reception apparatus, methods, and systems for filtering content
US8595783B2 (en) 2010-08-30 2013-11-26 Sony Corporation Receiving device, receiving method, program, and broadcasting system
US8892636B2 (en) 2010-08-30 2014-11-18 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and transmission and reception system
US9179198B2 (en) 2010-10-01 2015-11-03 Sony Corporation Receiving apparatus, receiving method, and program
US8872888B2 (en) 2010-10-01 2014-10-28 Sony Corporation Content transmission apparatus, content transmission method, content reproduction apparatus, content reproduction method, program and content delivery system
US8908103B2 (en) 2010-10-01 2014-12-09 Sony Corporation Content supplying apparatus, content supplying method, content reproduction apparatus, content reproduction method, program and content viewing system
JP5783402B2 (en) 2011-01-25 2015-09-24 ソニー株式会社 Receiving apparatus, receiving method, feeder, supply method, the program and broadcast systems,
US8760498B2 (en) 2011-03-14 2014-06-24 Sony Corporation Disparity data transport in standard caption service
TWI574565B (en) 2011-03-31 2017-03-11 Sony Corp
TWI545955B (en) 2011-04-28 2016-08-11 Sony Corp
KR101703866B1 (en) * 2011-06-16 2017-02-07 엘지전자 주식회사 Method for transmitting a broadcast service, method for receiving a broadcast service, and apparatus for receiving a broadcast service
US9554175B2 (en) 2011-07-20 2017-01-24 Sony Corporation Method, computer program, reception apparatus, and information providing apparatus for trigger compaction
US8917358B2 (en) 2011-07-27 2014-12-23 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, terminal apparatus, control method, program, and communication system
WO2013021824A1 (en) 2011-08-05 2013-02-14 ソニー株式会社 Reception device, reception method, program, and information processing system
EP2750380B1 (en) 2011-08-24 2018-08-08 Saturn Licensing LLC Reception apparatus, reception method, program, and information processing system
TWI528749B (en) 2011-09-06 2016-04-01 Sony Corp
US9374620B2 (en) 2011-10-21 2016-06-21 Sony Corporation Terminal apparatus, server apparatus, information processing method, program, and interlocked application feed system
US9015785B2 (en) 2011-11-29 2015-04-21 Sony Corporation Terminal apparatus, server apparatus, information processing method, program, and linking application supply system
US9113230B2 (en) 2011-12-21 2015-08-18 Sony Corporation Method, computer program, and reception apparatus for delivery of supplemental content
US8930988B2 (en) 2011-12-21 2015-01-06 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, reception method, program, and information processing system
WO2013111630A1 (en) 2012-01-24 2013-08-01 ソニー株式会社 Receiving device, receiving method, program, and information processing system
MX338815B (en) 2012-02-07 2016-05-03 Sony Corp Reception device, reception method, and program.
US9936231B2 (en) 2012-03-21 2018-04-03 Saturn Licensing Llc Trigger compaction
US8941779B2 (en) 2012-03-21 2015-01-27 Sony Corporation Non-closed caption data transport in standard caption service
US8839338B2 (en) 2012-03-28 2014-09-16 Sony Corporation Service usage reporting data transport
EP2862350A4 (en) 2012-06-19 2015-11-18 Sony Corp Extensions to trigger parameters table for interactive television
WO2014003394A1 (en) 2012-06-25 2014-01-03 Lg Electronics Inc. Apparatus and method for processing an interactive service
US9456245B2 (en) 2012-07-05 2016-09-27 Sony Corporation Receiving device, receiving method, transmitting device, and transmitting method for controlling applications
MX337934B (en) 2012-07-12 2016-03-28 Sony Corp Parameterized services descriptor for advanced television services.
US9154840B2 (en) 2012-07-31 2015-10-06 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, and transmission method
US9432744B2 (en) 2012-07-31 2016-08-30 Sony Corporation Receiving device, receiving method, transmitting device, and transmitting method
US9883247B2 (en) 2012-08-13 2018-01-30 Saturn Licensing Llc Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, and transmission method
CN104521240A (en) * 2012-08-29 2015-04-15 Lg电子株式会社 Method and apparatus for processing digital service signal
EP2901705A4 (en) * 2012-09-26 2015-11-18 Lg Electronics Inc Method and apparatus for processing digital service signal
US9264648B2 (en) 2012-10-09 2016-02-16 Sony Corporation Receiving device, receiving method, transmitting device, and transmitting method
US10002206B2 (en) 2012-10-26 2018-06-19 Saturn Licensing Llc Information processing device and information processing method
US9253518B2 (en) 2012-11-09 2016-02-02 Sony Corporation On-demand access to scheduled content
US9769503B2 (en) 2012-11-14 2017-09-19 Saturn Licensing Llc Information processor, information processing method and program
US9936256B2 (en) 2012-11-28 2018-04-03 Saturn Licensing Llc Receiver, reception method, transmitter and transmission method
US9148676B2 (en) 2012-12-04 2015-09-29 Sony Corporation Broadcast transition channel
US8914832B2 (en) 2012-12-14 2014-12-16 Sony Corporation Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
US10257564B2 (en) 2013-01-24 2019-04-09 Saturn Licensing Llc Distributed non-real-time content
US9942601B2 (en) 2013-01-24 2018-04-10 Saturn Licensing Llc Storing non-real time content
US9300896B2 (en) 2013-06-03 2016-03-29 Sony Corporation Method, computer-readable storage medium, reception apparatus, and information providing apparatus for identifying available channels and/or services
US9137566B2 (en) 2013-06-28 2015-09-15 Sony Corporation Distribution system, reception apparatus, and methods for transitioning to new services
US9980014B2 (en) 2013-06-28 2018-05-22 Saturn Licensing Llc Methods, information providing system, and reception apparatus for protecting content
US9038095B2 (en) 2013-07-03 2015-05-19 Sony Corporation Methods, information providing system, and reception apparatus for distribution of at least one content version
US8884800B1 (en) 2013-07-31 2014-11-11 Sony Corporation Method and apparatus for performing analog-to-digital conversion on multiple input signals
EP3080994A4 (en) * 2013-12-09 2017-07-26 LG Electronics Inc. A receiver and a method for processing a broadcast signal including a broadcast content and an application related to the broadcast content
US9866908B2 (en) 2013-12-24 2018-01-09 Lg Electronics Inc. Apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals, apparatus for receiving broadcast signals, method for transmitting broadcast signals and method for receiving broadcast signals
KR101850727B1 (en) 2014-02-10 2018-04-20 엘지전자 주식회사 Apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals, apparatus for receiving broadcast signals, method for transmitting broadcast signals and method for receiving broadcast signals
WO2016017964A1 (en) * 2014-07-29 2016-02-04 엘지전자 주식회사 Broadcasting signal transmission apparatus, broadcasting signal reception apparatus, broadcasting signal transmission method, and broadcasting signal reception method
US9326295B1 (en) 2014-12-10 2016-04-26 Sony Corporation Method and apparatus for transmitting a-priori information in a communication system
US9762354B2 (en) 2015-01-27 2017-09-12 Sony Corporation Signaling methods and apparatus
WO2016148489A2 (en) * 2015-03-15 2016-09-22 엘지전자 주식회사 Broadcast signal transmission device, broadcast signal reception device, broadcast signal transmission method, and broadcast signal reception method
US9912986B2 (en) 2015-03-19 2018-03-06 Sony Corporation System for distributing metadata embedded in video
US9756401B2 (en) 2015-04-07 2017-09-05 Sony Corporation Processing and providing an image in which a plurality of symbols are encoded
US9590782B2 (en) 2015-06-22 2017-03-07 Sony Corporation Signaling methods and apparatus
US10205991B2 (en) 2015-07-27 2019-02-12 Sony Corporation Hidden replaceable media slots

Citations (78)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5915243A (en) * 1996-08-29 1999-06-22 Smolen; Daniel T. Method and apparatus for delivering consumer promotions
US6115737A (en) * 1996-07-24 2000-09-05 Telcordia Technologies, Inc. System and method for accessing customer contact services over a network
US6160570A (en) * 1998-04-20 2000-12-12 U.S. Philips Corporation Digital television system which selects images for display in a video sequence
US20020019769A1 (en) 2000-01-19 2002-02-14 Steven Barritz System and method for establishing incentives for promoting the exchange of personal information and targeted advertising
US20020032905A1 (en) 2000-04-07 2002-03-14 Sherr Scott Jeffrey Online digital video signal transfer apparatus and method
CN1343334A (en) 1999-03-02 2002-04-03 奥普拉斯技术有限公司 Sending real time information to selected viewers of transmitted signals
US20020069403A1 (en) * 2000-12-01 2002-06-06 Hayashi Itoh Receiving device and transmission device
US20020077880A1 (en) 2000-11-27 2002-06-20 Gordon Donald F. Method and apparatus for collecting and reporting consumer trend data in an information distribution system
US20020095431A1 (en) * 2001-01-16 2002-07-18 Mc George Vernon E. Generic system and method for collecting survey data
US20020152458A1 (en) 2001-03-02 2002-10-17 Eyer Mark Kenneth Method for establishing a price of an entertainment event by group concensus
US20030144899A1 (en) 2002-01-28 2003-07-31 Fujitsu Limited Questionnaire collection method, a questionnaire collection program, and a questionnaire collection apparatus
US20030172381A1 (en) 2002-01-25 2003-09-11 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. Digital television system having personalized addressable content
US20040255322A1 (en) 2001-05-22 2004-12-16 Vernon Meadows Method and apparatus for providing incentives for viewers to watch commercial advertisements
US6850252B1 (en) 1999-10-05 2005-02-01 Steven M. Hoffberg Intelligent electronic appliance system and method
CN1197369C (en) 1999-05-24 2005-04-13 松下电器产业株式会社 Digital broadcasting system providing service according to broadcast watched by viewers and assembly thereof
US20060015904A1 (en) 2000-09-08 2006-01-19 Dwight Marcus Method and apparatus for creation, distribution, assembly and verification of media
US7030890B1 (en) * 1999-11-02 2006-04-18 Thomson Licensing S.A. Displaying graphical objects
US20060107195A1 (en) 2002-10-02 2006-05-18 Arun Ramaswamy Methods and apparatus to present survey information
US7051064B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2006-05-23 Sony Corporation Apparatus and method for maintaining hierarchical directory structure and transmitting changes in same
US7093000B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2006-08-15 Sony Corporation Transmitting apparatus, transmitting method, receiving apparatus, receiving method, transmitting and receiving system, and transmitting and receiving method
US20060206912A1 (en) 2000-09-25 2006-09-14 Klarfeld Kenneth A System and method for personalized TV
US20060259923A1 (en) * 2005-05-12 2006-11-16 Fu-Sheng Chiu Interactive multimedia interface display
KR20070042151A (en) 2004-07-30 2007-04-20 브로드밴드 아이티비, 인크. System and method for managing, converting and displaying video content on a video-on-demand platform
US20070143238A1 (en) 2005-12-19 2007-06-21 Kochunni Jaidev O Extensible configuration engine system and method
US7328402B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2008-02-05 Sony Corporation Change detection in a hierarchical directory using messages having a filtering mask
US20080090513A1 (en) 2006-01-06 2008-04-17 Qualcomm Incorporated Apparatus and methods of selective collection and selective presentation of content
US7363307B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2008-04-22 Sony Corporation Apparatus and method for communicating hierarchical structures of directories
KR100824600B1 (en) 2006-11-29 2008-04-24 한국전자통신연구원 Customized broadcasting service system and its method based on open interface
US20080119134A1 (en) * 2006-11-22 2008-05-22 Bindu Rama Rao Mobile device and distribution server for surveys using interactive media
US20080119133A1 (en) 2006-11-22 2008-05-22 Bindu Rama Rao Mobile device that presents interactive media and processes user response
US20080160490A1 (en) 2006-12-29 2008-07-03 Google Inc. Seeking Answers to Questions
US20090119234A1 (en) 2007-11-02 2009-05-07 Hunch Inc. Interactive machine learning advice facility
KR20090044506A (en) 2007-10-31 2009-05-07 (주)피엑스디 Digital broadcast widget system and method of displying widget
US20090144797A1 (en) * 2007-11-30 2009-06-04 General Instrument Corporation Method and Apparatus for Delivering SDV Programming With Multiple Advertisements
US20090152349A1 (en) * 2007-12-17 2009-06-18 Bonev Robert Family organizer communications network system
US20090281392A1 (en) * 2008-05-08 2009-11-12 Brown Stephen J Home health digital video recording system for remote health management
US20090300143A1 (en) 2008-05-28 2009-12-03 Musa Segal B H Method and apparatus for interacting with media programming in real-time using a mobile telephone device
US20090320059A1 (en) 2008-06-19 2009-12-24 Verizon Data Services Inc. Method and system for providing interactive advertisement customization
KR20100001219A (en) 2008-06-26 2010-01-06 주식회사 케이티 Control agent system and method for automatically recording favorite content of internet protocol television
US20100134701A1 (en) 2008-12-03 2010-06-03 Mark Kenneth Eyer Non-real time services
US20100251305A1 (en) 2009-03-30 2010-09-30 Dave Kimble Recommendation engine apparatus and methods
US20110075990A1 (en) 2009-09-25 2011-03-31 Mark Kenneth Eyer Video Bookmarking
US20110088075A1 (en) 2009-10-13 2011-04-14 Sony Corporation System and method for distributing auxiliary data embedded in video data
US20110161999A1 (en) * 2009-12-30 2011-06-30 Rovi Technologies Corporation Systems and methods for selectively obscuring portions of media content using a widget
US20110243536A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-10-06 Sony Corporation Receiver and method for reporting the usage of advanced television services
US20110247028A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-10-06 Mark Eyer Receiver and System Using an Electronic Questionnaire for Advanced Broadcast Services
US20110246488A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-10-06 Sony Corporation Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
US20110299827A1 (en) 2010-06-07 2011-12-08 Mark Kenneth Eyer PVR Hyperlinks Functionality in Triggered Declarative Objects for PVR Functions
US20110307920A1 (en) 2010-06-14 2011-12-15 Robert Blanchard Announcement of Program Synchronized Triggered Declarative Objects
US20120044418A1 (en) 2010-08-20 2012-02-23 Cisco Technology, Inc. Virtual Channel Declarative Script Binding
US20120047531A1 (en) 2010-08-20 2012-02-23 Mark Kenneth Eyer Server Load Balancing for Interactive Television
US20120054784A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus, transmission method, reception apparatus, reception method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120050619A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120054267A1 (en) 2010-08-27 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and transmission and reception system
US20120054268A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and transmission and reception system
US20120054235A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120054783A1 (en) 2010-08-27 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and transmission and reception system
US20120054214A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and transmission and reception system
US20120054816A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Receiving device, receiving method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120050620A1 (en) 2010-08-27 2012-03-01 Naohisa Kitazato Receiver, reception method, transmitter, transmission method, program and broadcasting system
US20120060197A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-08 Sony Corporation Receiving device, receiving method, and program
US20120063508A1 (en) 2010-09-15 2012-03-15 Shinobu Hattori Transmitting apparatus, transmitting method, receiving apparatus, receiving method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120072965A1 (en) 2010-09-21 2012-03-22 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120084829A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Content supplying apparatus, content supplying method, content reproduction apparatus, content reproduction method, program and content viewing system
US20120084802A1 (en) 2010-09-30 2012-04-05 Naohisa Kitazato Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120081607A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Receiving apparatus, receiving method, and program
US20120082440A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Content transmission apparatus, content transmission method, content reproduction apparatus, content reproduction method, program, and content delivery system
US20120081508A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Content transmission apparatus, content transmission method, content reproduction apparatus, content reproduction method, program and content delivery system
US20120082266A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, reception method, and program
US20120084824A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Information processor, information processing method and program
US20120185888A1 (en) 2011-01-19 2012-07-19 Sony Corporation Schema for interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
US20120253826A1 (en) 2011-03-31 2012-10-04 Sony Corporation Transmitting device, transmitting method, receiving device, receiving method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120275764A1 (en) 2011-04-26 2012-11-01 Mark Eyer Creation of video bookmarks via scripted interactivity in advanced digital television
US20120274848A1 (en) 2011-04-28 2012-11-01 Sony Corporation Receiving device and method, transmitting device and method, and program
US20130024897A1 (en) 2011-07-20 2013-01-24 Sony Corporation Extensions to trigger parameters table for interactive television
US20130031569A1 (en) 2011-07-27 2013-01-31 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, terminal apparatus, control method, program, and communication system
US20130036440A1 (en) 2011-08-04 2013-02-07 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, method, computer program, and information providing apparatus for providing an alert service
US20130055313A1 (en) 2011-08-31 2013-02-28 Sony Corporation Method, computer program, reception apparatus, and information providing apparatus for accessing content from a plurality of content sources

Family Cites Families (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20070136752A1 (en) * 2005-12-12 2007-06-14 John Sanders Personalized electronic programming guide

Patent Citations (86)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6115737A (en) * 1996-07-24 2000-09-05 Telcordia Technologies, Inc. System and method for accessing customer contact services over a network
US5915243A (en) * 1996-08-29 1999-06-22 Smolen; Daniel T. Method and apparatus for delivering consumer promotions
US6160570A (en) * 1998-04-20 2000-12-12 U.S. Philips Corporation Digital television system which selects images for display in a video sequence
CN1343334A (en) 1999-03-02 2002-04-03 奥普拉斯技术有限公司 Sending real time information to selected viewers of transmitted signals
CN1197369C (en) 1999-05-24 2005-04-13 松下电器产业株式会社 Digital broadcasting system providing service according to broadcast watched by viewers and assembly thereof
US7328402B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2008-02-05 Sony Corporation Change detection in a hierarchical directory using messages having a filtering mask
US7051064B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2006-05-23 Sony Corporation Apparatus and method for maintaining hierarchical directory structure and transmitting changes in same
US7363307B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2008-04-22 Sony Corporation Apparatus and method for communicating hierarchical structures of directories
US7093000B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2006-08-15 Sony Corporation Transmitting apparatus, transmitting method, receiving apparatus, receiving method, transmitting and receiving system, and transmitting and receiving method
US6850252B1 (en) 1999-10-05 2005-02-01 Steven M. Hoffberg Intelligent electronic appliance system and method
US7030890B1 (en) * 1999-11-02 2006-04-18 Thomson Licensing S.A. Displaying graphical objects
US20020019769A1 (en) 2000-01-19 2002-02-14 Steven Barritz System and method for establishing incentives for promoting the exchange of personal information and targeted advertising
US20020032905A1 (en) 2000-04-07 2002-03-14 Sherr Scott Jeffrey Online digital video signal transfer apparatus and method
US20060015904A1 (en) 2000-09-08 2006-01-19 Dwight Marcus Method and apparatus for creation, distribution, assembly and verification of media
US20060206912A1 (en) 2000-09-25 2006-09-14 Klarfeld Kenneth A System and method for personalized TV
US20020077880A1 (en) 2000-11-27 2002-06-20 Gordon Donald F. Method and apparatus for collecting and reporting consumer trend data in an information distribution system
US20020069403A1 (en) * 2000-12-01 2002-06-06 Hayashi Itoh Receiving device and transmission device
US20020095431A1 (en) * 2001-01-16 2002-07-18 Mc George Vernon E. Generic system and method for collecting survey data
US20020152458A1 (en) 2001-03-02 2002-10-17 Eyer Mark Kenneth Method for establishing a price of an entertainment event by group concensus
US20040255322A1 (en) 2001-05-22 2004-12-16 Vernon Meadows Method and apparatus for providing incentives for viewers to watch commercial advertisements
US20030172381A1 (en) 2002-01-25 2003-09-11 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. Digital television system having personalized addressable content
JP2003216798A (en) 2002-01-28 2003-07-31 Fujitsu Ltd Questionnaire gathering method, questionnaire gathering program and questionnaire gathering device
US20030144899A1 (en) 2002-01-28 2003-07-31 Fujitsu Limited Questionnaire collection method, a questionnaire collection program, and a questionnaire collection apparatus
US20060107195A1 (en) 2002-10-02 2006-05-18 Arun Ramaswamy Methods and apparatus to present survey information
KR20070042151A (en) 2004-07-30 2007-04-20 브로드밴드 아이티비, 인크. System and method for managing, converting and displaying video content on a video-on-demand platform
US20060259923A1 (en) * 2005-05-12 2006-11-16 Fu-Sheng Chiu Interactive multimedia interface display
US20070143238A1 (en) 2005-12-19 2007-06-21 Kochunni Jaidev O Extensible configuration engine system and method
US7706740B2 (en) 2006-01-06 2010-04-27 Qualcomm Incorporated Apparatus and methods of selective collection and selective presentation of content
US20080090513A1 (en) 2006-01-06 2008-04-17 Qualcomm Incorporated Apparatus and methods of selective collection and selective presentation of content
US20080119134A1 (en) * 2006-11-22 2008-05-22 Bindu Rama Rao Mobile device and distribution server for surveys using interactive media
US20080119133A1 (en) 2006-11-22 2008-05-22 Bindu Rama Rao Mobile device that presents interactive media and processes user response
US8285196B2 (en) 2006-11-22 2012-10-09 Bindu Rama Rao Mobile device and distribution server for surveys using interactive media
KR100824600B1 (en) 2006-11-29 2008-04-24 한국전자통신연구원 Customized broadcasting service system and its method based on open interface
US20080160490A1 (en) 2006-12-29 2008-07-03 Google Inc. Seeking Answers to Questions
KR20090044506A (en) 2007-10-31 2009-05-07 (주)피엑스디 Digital broadcast widget system and method of displying widget
US20090119234A1 (en) 2007-11-02 2009-05-07 Hunch Inc. Interactive machine learning advice facility
US20090144797A1 (en) * 2007-11-30 2009-06-04 General Instrument Corporation Method and Apparatus for Delivering SDV Programming With Multiple Advertisements
US20090152349A1 (en) * 2007-12-17 2009-06-18 Bonev Robert Family organizer communications network system
US20090281392A1 (en) * 2008-05-08 2009-11-12 Brown Stephen J Home health digital video recording system for remote health management
US20090300143A1 (en) 2008-05-28 2009-12-03 Musa Segal B H Method and apparatus for interacting with media programming in real-time using a mobile telephone device
US20090320059A1 (en) 2008-06-19 2009-12-24 Verizon Data Services Inc. Method and system for providing interactive advertisement customization
KR20100001219A (en) 2008-06-26 2010-01-06 주식회사 케이티 Control agent system and method for automatically recording favorite content of internet protocol television
US20100134701A1 (en) 2008-12-03 2010-06-03 Mark Kenneth Eyer Non-real time services
US8099752B2 (en) 2008-12-03 2012-01-17 Sony Corporation Non-real time services
US20100251305A1 (en) 2009-03-30 2010-09-30 Dave Kimble Recommendation engine apparatus and methods
US20110075990A1 (en) 2009-09-25 2011-03-31 Mark Kenneth Eyer Video Bookmarking
US20110088075A1 (en) 2009-10-13 2011-04-14 Sony Corporation System and method for distributing auxiliary data embedded in video data
US20110161999A1 (en) * 2009-12-30 2011-06-30 Rovi Technologies Corporation Systems and methods for selectively obscuring portions of media content using a widget
US20110247028A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-10-06 Mark Eyer Receiver and System Using an Electronic Questionnaire for Advanced Broadcast Services
US20110243536A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-10-06 Sony Corporation Receiver and method for reporting the usage of advanced television services
US20110246488A1 (en) 2010-04-01 2011-10-06 Sony Corporation Interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
US20110299827A1 (en) 2010-06-07 2011-12-08 Mark Kenneth Eyer PVR Hyperlinks Functionality in Triggered Declarative Objects for PVR Functions
US20110302599A1 (en) 2010-06-07 2011-12-08 Mark Kenneth Eyer TV-Centric Actions in Triggered Declarative Objects
US20110302611A1 (en) 2010-06-07 2011-12-08 Mark Kenneth Eyer Scripted Interactivity for Non-Real-Time Services
US20110298981A1 (en) 2010-06-07 2011-12-08 Mark Kenneth Eyer Scripted Access to Hidden Multimedia Assets
US20110307920A1 (en) 2010-06-14 2011-12-15 Robert Blanchard Announcement of Program Synchronized Triggered Declarative Objects
US20120044418A1 (en) 2010-08-20 2012-02-23 Cisco Technology, Inc. Virtual Channel Declarative Script Binding
US20120047531A1 (en) 2010-08-20 2012-02-23 Mark Kenneth Eyer Server Load Balancing for Interactive Television
US20120054267A1 (en) 2010-08-27 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and transmission and reception system
US20120050620A1 (en) 2010-08-27 2012-03-01 Naohisa Kitazato Receiver, reception method, transmitter, transmission method, program and broadcasting system
US20120054783A1 (en) 2010-08-27 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and transmission and reception system
US20120050619A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120054235A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120054214A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and transmission and reception system
US20120054816A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Receiving device, receiving method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120054784A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus, transmission method, reception apparatus, reception method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120054268A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-01 Sony Corporation Transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and transmission and reception system
US20120060197A1 (en) 2010-08-30 2012-03-08 Sony Corporation Receiving device, receiving method, and program
US20120063508A1 (en) 2010-09-15 2012-03-15 Shinobu Hattori Transmitting apparatus, transmitting method, receiving apparatus, receiving method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120072965A1 (en) 2010-09-21 2012-03-22 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120084802A1 (en) 2010-09-30 2012-04-05 Naohisa Kitazato Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120081607A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Receiving apparatus, receiving method, and program
US20120082440A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Content transmission apparatus, content transmission method, content reproduction apparatus, content reproduction method, program, and content delivery system
US20120081508A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Content transmission apparatus, content transmission method, content reproduction apparatus, content reproduction method, program and content delivery system
US20120082266A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, reception method, and program
US20120084829A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Content supplying apparatus, content supplying method, content reproduction apparatus, content reproduction method, program and content viewing system
US20120084824A1 (en) 2010-10-01 2012-04-05 Sony Corporation Information processor, information processing method and program
US20120185888A1 (en) 2011-01-19 2012-07-19 Sony Corporation Schema for interests and demographics profile for advanced broadcast services
US20120253826A1 (en) 2011-03-31 2012-10-04 Sony Corporation Transmitting device, transmitting method, receiving device, receiving method, program, and broadcasting system
US20120275764A1 (en) 2011-04-26 2012-11-01 Mark Eyer Creation of video bookmarks via scripted interactivity in advanced digital television
US20120274848A1 (en) 2011-04-28 2012-11-01 Sony Corporation Receiving device and method, transmitting device and method, and program
US20130024897A1 (en) 2011-07-20 2013-01-24 Sony Corporation Extensions to trigger parameters table for interactive television
US20130024894A1 (en) 2011-07-20 2013-01-24 Sony Corporation Method, computer program, reception apparatus, and information providing apparatus for trigger compaction
US20130031569A1 (en) 2011-07-27 2013-01-31 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, terminal apparatus, control method, program, and communication system
US20130036440A1 (en) 2011-08-04 2013-02-07 Sony Corporation Reception apparatus, method, computer program, and information providing apparatus for providing an alert service
US20130055313A1 (en) 2011-08-31 2013-02-28 Sony Corporation Method, computer program, reception apparatus, and information providing apparatus for accessing content from a plurality of content sources

Non-Patent Citations (64)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Title
"International Search Report and Written Opinion of the International Searching Authority Dated Apr. 4, 2011", International Application No. PCT/US11/23629.
Chinese Office Action dated Apr. 1, 2015, issued in Chinese Patent Application No. 201180015025.3.
Chinese Office Action dated Dec. 12, 2014, issued in Chinese Patent Application No. 201180015025.3.
Chinese Office Action dated Jan. 6, 2016, issued in Chinese Patent Application No. 201180015323.2.
Chinese Office Action dated Jul. 30, 2014, issued in Chinese Patent Application No. 201180015323.2.
Chinese Office Action dated Jun. 26, 2015, issued in Chinese Patent Application No. 201180015323.2.
Chinese Office Action dated Jun. 30, 2014, issued in Chinese Patent Application No. 201180015025.3.
Chinese Office Action dated Mar. 10, 2015, issued in Chinese Patent Application No. 201180015323.2.
Combined Chinese Office Action and Search Report issued Dec. 12, 2014 in Patent Application No. 201180015025.3 (with English language translation).
Extended European Search Report issued Dec. 5, 2014 in European Patent Application No. 11763189.5.
International Search Report dated May 17, 2011, issued in PCT Application No. PCT/US2011/029235.
Korean Office Action dated Apr. 26, 2013, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7001963 (with English translation).
Korean Office Action dated Apr. 27, 2012, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-7003737.
Korean Office Action dated Apr. 3, 2013, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-7007470.
Korean Office Action dated Aug. 28, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7031477.
Korean Office Action dated Aug. 6, 2013, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-7003737 (with English translation).
Korean Office Action dated Dec. 23, 2013, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7011623.
Korean Office Action dated Dec. 26, 2012, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-7007470.
Korean Office Action dated Feb. 7, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7031477.
Korean Office Action dated Jan. 23, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7028918.
Korean Office Action dated Jan. 6, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7001963.
Korean Office Action dated Jan. 6, 2015, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2014-7008936.
Korean Office Action dated Jul. 14, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2014-7008936.
Korean Office Action dated Jul. 16, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7028918.
Korean Office Action dated Jul. 24, 2013, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7011623.
Korean Office Action dated Jun. 11, 2012, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-7007470.
Korean Office Action dated Mar. 10, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7011623.
Korean Office Action dated Mar. 14, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7015827.
Korean Office Action dated Mar. 3, 2015, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7011621.
Korean Office Action dated May 15, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7015827.
Korean Office Action dated Nov. 23, 2012, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-7003737.
Korean Office Action dated Nov. 3, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7031477.
Korean Office Action dated Oct. 29, 2013, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7001963 (with English translation).
Korean Office Action dated Sep. 17, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7028918.
Korean Office Action dated Sep. 25, 2014, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-7003737.
Korean Office Action dated Sep. 4, 2013, issued in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7015827.
Korean Office Action issued Jul. 24, 2013 in Patent Application No. 10-2013-7011623 with English Translation.
Korean Office Action issued Sep. 4, 2013 in Patent Application No. 10-2013-7015827 with English Translation.
Mexican Office Action dated Apr. 3, 2014, issued in Mexican Patent Application No. MX/a/2012/011281.
Mexican Office Action dated Aug. 3, 2015, issued in Mexican Patent Application No. MX/a/2012/011281.
Mexican Office Action dated Dec. 17, 2014, issued in Mexican Patent Application No. MX/a/2012/011281.
Mexican Office Action dated Jun. 7, 2013, issued in Mexican Patent Application No. MX/a/2012/010599.
Mexican Office Action dated Nov. 25, 2013, issued in Mexican Patent Application No. MX/a/2012/010599.
Notice of Reasons for Preliminary Rejection issue Feb. 7, 2014 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7031477 (with English translation).
Notice of Reasons for Preliminary Rejection issue Jan. 23, 2014 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7028918 (with English translation).
Office Action issued Apr. 10, 2014 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7015827 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2014-0182694-01).
Office Action issued Apr. 3, 2014 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7031477 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2014-0091875-56).
Office Action issued Aug. 10, 2012 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-7007470 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2012-0336072-66).
Office Action issued Aug. 14, 2014 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7028918 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2014-0483173-52).
Office Action issued Jan. 20, 2014 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7011623 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2013-0887487-13).
Office Action issued Jan. 22, 2013 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-7003737 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2012-0710438-46).
Office Action issued Jan. 24, 2013 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-7007470 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2012-0788494-43).
Office Action issued Jul. 14, 2014, in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2014-7008936 (with English-language translation).
Office Action issued Jul. 30, 2014, in Chinese Patent Application No. 201180015323.2 (with English-language translation).
Office Action issued Jun. 19, 2013 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-7003737 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2013-0354115-98).
Office Action issued Jun. 25, 2013 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7001963 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2013-0284641-16).
Office Action issued Jun. 30, 2014, in Chinese Patent Application No. 201180015025.3 (with English-language translation).
Office Action issued Mar. 21, 2014 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7028918 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2014-0053085-13).
Office Action issued Nov. 27, 2013 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7001963 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2013-0743007-89).
Office Action issued Oct. 30, 2013 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7015827(Dispatch No. 9-5-2013-0623735-17).
Office Action issued Sep. 16, 2013 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7011623 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2013-0510123-79).
Office Action issued Sep. 25, 2014 in Korean Patent Application No. 10-2013-7031477 (Dispatch No. 9-5-2014-0593010-21).
Second Office Action issued Mar. 10, 2015 submitted after the response of Dec. 11, 2014 in Chinese Patent Application No. 201180015323.2.
Third Office Action issued Jun. 26, 2015 submitted after the response of May 15, 2015 in Chinese Patent Application No. 201180015323.2.

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
CN102823162A (en) 2012-12-12
KR101464639B1 (en) 2014-11-24
EP2553844A1 (en) 2013-02-06
KR20130086072A (en) 2013-07-30
WO2011123186A1 (en) 2011-10-06
US20110246488A1 (en) 2011-10-06
MX2012010599A (en) 2012-10-03
KR101421996B1 (en) 2014-07-23
KR20140108598A (en) 2014-09-11
KR101471147B1 (en) 2014-12-12
CN102823162B (en) 2016-11-09
EP2553844A4 (en) 2015-01-07
US20170303004A1 (en) 2017-10-19
US20130205327A1 (en) 2013-08-08
KR20130130085A (en) 2013-11-29
KR20110134370A (en) 2011-12-14
CA2794918A1 (en) 2011-10-06

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US8745658B2 (en) System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content
US7900229B2 (en) Convergence of interactive television and wireless technologies
EP1157547B1 (en) System and method for tailoring television and/or electronic program guide features, such as advertising
ES2431604T3 (en) Systems and methods to complement multimedia on demand
US8316394B2 (en) Interactive media guidance application with intelligent navigation and display features
US8086491B1 (en) Method and system for targeted content distribution using tagged data streams
CA2394045C (en) Features for use with advanced set-top applications on interactive television systems
US9118958B2 (en) Systems and methods for coordinating interactive and passive advertisement and merchandising opportunities
CN1166194C (en) System and methods for providing television schedule information
US7155674B2 (en) Accessing television services
EP2740267B1 (en) Reception apparatus, method, computer program, and information providing apparatus for providing an alert service
JP4933499B2 (en) A system and method for building a user media list
KR101455417B1 (en) Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications
CN101390390B (en) Systems and methods for episode tracking in an interactive media environment
US8453175B2 (en) System for presentation of multimedia content
CN101273632B (en) Virtual Channel
JP5389014B2 (en) Temporary electronic program guide
JP5254508B2 (en) Collect audience feedback regarding a broadcast, and a method and apparatus for providing
JP5584467B2 (en) System and method for modular media guidance dashboard applications
US10219041B2 (en) Systems and methods for transmitting media associated with a measure of quality based on level of game play in an interactive video gaming environment
US20080109841A1 (en) Product information display and product linking
US20020042914A1 (en) Systems and methods for providing targeted advertisements based on current activity
EP2174208B1 (en) Graphical tile-based expansion cell guide
EP1228643B1 (en) Interactive television program guide system with listings groups
JP5207370B2 (en) Terminal for displaying a portal communication system

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AS Assignment

Owner name: SONY CORPORATION, JAPAN

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:EYER, MARK;REEL/FRAME:025337/0826

Effective date: 20101101

AS Assignment

Owner name: SATURN LICENSING LLC, NEW YORK

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF THE ENTIRE INTEREST SUBJECT TO AN AGREEMENT RECITED IN THE DOCUMENT;ASSIGNOR:SONY CORPORATION;REEL/FRAME:041391/0037

Effective date: 20150911